From Christine O'Byrne,
WR Junior Managing Editor
Your generation is doing great!
I sure enjoy working with you young ranchers out there, and it
brings a big smile to my face when I see how much you are
working to soak up good knowledge about our industry and how
excited you are to get hands-on experience to polish your skills! Many of you are involved in 4-H
and/or FFA, and are eager to learn and use best management practices with your own livestock.
My own experience with 4-H as a kid made a big impression on me. I wanted to learn how to
do things right, to take the best care of the land, the animals, the facilities and the equipment.
Earning my husbandry badge meant a lot to me, and reminded me to always do things as if I
was earning that badge over and over. When I hold it in my hand now, almost 40 years after I
From Christine O'By
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BY WR JR. SCIENTIFIC JOURNALIST, KATELIN SPRADLEY
he crazy cow jumped
MATTIEROSE JOHNSON They work as a team to teach
KATIE OTLEY The author on Eggnog roping at a bra
After I had finished, I took my 36 inch taps of
pistol that I like to pack in case of an
(Right) Stepping aboard the 3 year-old. (Below) T
Reese Greenwood, her sister, and her dad move som
A photo of two happy girls, a hungry whit
Louana and author Robert Phipps pose for a snapsh
ROBERT PHIPPS ROBERT PHIPPS Louie on his birth-d
ll my life, I've been by my dad
hours, we TAI them. We normally breed morning
JOSEFINA MENDIOLA The Jaca family; dad Martin, m
SUSAN JACA SUSAN JACA The author's Amuma (pronou
start calving in November. We turn the bulls out
Payton Troxell and her show steer, Lucky.
have to make sure there are enough acres per cow.
I wanted to find out just how important t
(L to R) Heather Kramer, Knight Kramer (branding)
WOODOOART/DREAMSTIME BY NICOLE SAGNER, WYOMING,